Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Immersion – AR – VR – Holography – Taking it to the Next Level

Session II: Marina Vista

Creating the VR Music Video Experience: The Creators Discuss the New Art Form: Artists - Director - Producer

Brandon Zamel, ‎Founder, CEO, Springbok Entertainment, Moderator

Matthew Gratzner, Co-Founder / Creative Director, New Deal Studios

Matthew DeMartini, Musician, Songwriter, and VR Pioneer “Galvanized Souls”

Chris Traylor, Musician, Songwriter, and VR Pioneer “Galvanized Souls”

Andrew McGovern, Vice President of Media & Entertainment, IM360:

Terminator 3, Pirates of The Caribbean, Spiderman.  He was nominated for a BAFTA for his work on The Aviator and received a Primetime Emmy nomination for the visual effects on From The Earth to The Moon. He has won numerous VES awards as well as a Clio and Cannes Grand Lion for his work on the historic Halo3 “Believe” Campaign. Matthew is currently finishing post on the Western film “Hot Bath an’ a Stiff Drink” and it’s Sequel that he Directed, Co-Wrote and Produced.

 

Chris Traylor, Musician, Songwriter, and VR Pioneer “Galvanized Souls”:  Chris is the lead vocalist, guitarist and co-songwriter for the independent alternative rock band “Galvanized Souls.”  Chris moved to Camarillo, California in his early teens from Hailey, Idaho to pursue his musical aspirations.  After performing in several bands, Chris formed “Galvanized Souls” in late 2012 with a creative mandate to test the limits of the changing landscapes of the music industry and entertainment.

 

Matthew DeMartini, Musician, Songwriter, and VR Pioneer “Galvanized Souls”: Matthew is the bassist, backing vocalist and co-songwriter for the independent alternative rock band Galvanized Souls.”  Matthew is an accomplished musician with diverse talents, among which includes playing the Moog and keyboard in Galvanized Souls.  Matthew grew up in Ventura County in the small farming town of Somis, California. Having musical aspirations early on, his initial passion for guitar was soon superseded by his love of the bass. Operating from a very hands on philosophy, Matthew creates and modifies the instruments and microphones used by Galvanized Souls. Matthew is also a founding member of “Galvanized Souls.”

 

Brandon Zamel has built his career blending the worlds of technology and media. Zamel is the Founder and CEO of Springbok Entertainment, an immersive and virtual reality production and financing entity based in Los Angeles. Springbok Entertainment combines innovative story-telling with financing strategies adept to evolving marketplaces and platforms. Previous to Springbok Entertainment, Zamel led the digital and interactive strategy for Johnny Depp’s production company.

 

Andrew McGovern, Vice President of Media & Entertainment, IM360: Andrew works with strategic partners and content producers to create, deliver, and monetize VR content in a world where new technologies are dramatically changing the way people consume media. His involvement with Immersive Media and IM360 has allowed him to engage with a disruptive technology that is beginning to reshape the way people experience media. Since 2006 Andrew has worked with Immersive Media, starting as one of the “original six." Andrew won a Cannes Lion award for Best Use of Social Media for MEC/Lloyds Torchview campaign.

 

Matthew Gratzner, Co-Founder / Creative Director, New Deal Studios: Co-Founder and Creative Supervisor for New Deal Studios, Matthew Gratzner is widely respected within the entertainment industry for his artistry and business acumen – a rare pairing of skills, which Matthew balances in every undertaking. From his early days in theatre as an Actor, Writer and Director, he has grown into a multifaceted Director, Designer, Visual Effects Supervisor, Fine Artist, Leader and Entrepreneur. Mr. Gratzner and New Deal Studios’ feature credit list include award winning independent films along with billion dollar franchises: Hugo, The Aviator, Shutter Island, The Dark Knight Rises, The Dark Knight, Inception, Iron Man, Alien Resurrection, Live Free or Die Hard, X-Men, Avengers,